Monday 20 July 2009

Modern Warfare.....against the consumer

Apparently Call of Duty - Modern Warfare 2 is now 40 quid on the PC and 55 pounds on xbox or PS3 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun


I realise that the pound has dropped in strentgh due to the recession but this is just using it as an excuse to overcharge people. Sure it will sell so well Activision CEO can finally build that platinum plated tank firing wads of cash at poorboy gamers for kicks but come on I know they would want to cash in on this franchise but you might as well just get the limited edition and get some night vision goggles for pretend military and peeping tom action.

Activision/Blizzard seems to be overtaking EA as the great satan of video games -

  • Dropping plenty of great IPs because they "don't have the potential to be exploited every year on every platform with clear sequel potential and have the potential to become $100 million dollar franchises"
  • Getting into spats over games they dropped because they actually may turn out to make millions i.e. brutal legend
  • Producing any musical junk game with the title xxxxhero to make some more money from daft peripherals - a few on the horrizion could include Xylophone Hero, Tambourine Hero or my personal favourite Didgeridoo Hero where you face off with Rolf “two little toys” Harris for his wobble board!

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